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Yes, season two of Bridgerton is here at last! With that comes wisteria-clad locations and even more swoon-inducing opulent interiors to look to for design inspiration. The Netflix series has captivated our hearts, but it’s not just the characters we’re obsessed with - it’s those stunning Regency interiors.
While season one of Bridgerton focused on the love story of Daphne Bridgerton and Simon Bassett, season two centres around Anthony Bridgerton and a member of the Sharma family. Despite all the family gossip that has got us all talking this season, the popularity of the series has sparked interest in the decadent decorating style, as Bridgerton fans burn for a bit of regal extravagance in their own homes.
Set in early-1800s London, the story transpires during the Regency, a period of British history defined by wealth and sophistication from 1811 to 1820. This season, the Sharma family residence steals the show, with all-pink interiors reminiscent of the pink city itself, Jaipur. And what better colour to choose for the home of a love interest than pink?
With its lavish costumes and extravagant interiors, the series is a visual delight. So why not draw inspiration from the popular period drama with these simple yet elegant design ideas.
REGENCY STYLE DECOR
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Since the Netflix series launched in 2020, Regency-style interiors have come back, and this time in a big way. The show sparked the Regencycore movement – a regal-inspired interior design trend and the regal cousin of cottagecore, but less about a whimsical countryside aesthetic and more about reimagining the Regency era's extravagance, decadence, and charm.
The Regency period is one of the most stimulating and colourful periods of interior design. You don't have to be a period drama connoisseur to appreciate this design style – we're talking opulent and sophisticated furnishings and sultry boudoirs, all of which are a visual feast for the eyes in Bridgerton.
Early 19th Century interior styling includes rich, deep colours contrasted with layers of light, creamy champagnes and powder blues, greens, and pinks - bringing glamour and individuality to homes. These decorating ideas can elevate every home; however, Regencycore's power doesn't end with its aesthetic.
Real estate experts have revealed that the trend is one of the best ways to add value to your home. A recent study found that Regencycore increases your home's value by 86 percent, now that is note-worthy. So whether you're lusting after interiors in the grand, opulent houses of the Bridgertons, Featheringtons, Queen Charlotte, or Lady Danbury, here's how to bring a little Bridgerton into your home.
GET THE BRIDGERTON LOOK
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Decorative arts blossomed during this era, and the homes of the aristocracy, like the wealthy Bridgerton family, featured affluent furnishings, intricate textiles, and impressive colour schemes. So to embrace the Regency period and the Bridgerton aesthetic without breaking the bank, introduce Regency-style accessories.
Accessories include, but aren’t limited to: flowing drapery; classic chandeliers; a colour combination of blues and pinks and citrus hues of green, yellow, and orange; regal patterns and fabrics; antique mirrors; brass handles; ornate wallpaper; and gorgeous Persian and Oriental rugs.
When styling interiors, people are using more vintage and antique furniture. Injecting one piece of vintage or antique decor into a room loaded with modern furnishings can instantly transform the space for a curated luxe Regencycore effect.
Interiors from this era possess motifs to bring a unique essence and character, while decorative elements are sculpted into furniture or upholstered to highlight personality and glamour. Trust us, Regencycore interiors will no doubt impress!